The Statement Door

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PHOTO: Beauti-Tone

I go crazy for a good statement door, it’s essentially the first impression your home makes on your visitors. I’ve been wanting to give mine a makeover ever since I bought my home nearly five years ago, and like a lot of projects simply haven’t had the time to devote to it. So when Sherwin-Williams asked me to participate in National Painting Week I knew just what I was going to tackle with hardly any thought – the off-white entrance to my home that was drab and unappealing and just blah.

When I started pulling together some inspiration to try and zero in on a color I realized I have a serious addiction, I had loads of front doors that I’d been bookmarking all along and had a tough decision ahead of me. Did I want classic? Maybe something more modern?


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PHOTO: Décor de Provence


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PHOTO: Leen the Graphics Queen


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PHOTO: Greg Benson Photography


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PHOTO: Beauti-Tone


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This door has been on my desktop for months now, so I took the hint and went with it. I used Sherwin-William’s Chip It color-matching site to find the shade I wanted, something a bit brighter than these called Energetic Orange

My project will be up next Wednesday along with a few tips I learned along the way. There will also be projects from 13 other design bloggers celebrating National Painting Week beginning next Monday, and each day will be sharing inspiration, ideas, and more to get your jazzed about your own painting projects. Get ready, it’s gonna be a colorful week of before and afters!

  • Katherine

    April 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm Reply

    I’m looking forward to see the results. That’s the very first thing we did when we moved into our old farmhouse was get a new front door and paint it bright red. The best decsion we ever made!

  • Christy

    April 12, 2013 at 8:27 am Reply

    I’ve had an orange door obsession for years. BOLD STATEMENT. I can’t wait to see the results on Wednesday!

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